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American missions against Niigata
May 24 - July 27, 1945

May 24, 1945
(20th AF) B-29s lay mines off Niigata

June 13, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 202: During the night of 13/14 May, 29 B-29s drop mines off Niigata

June 19, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 213: 28 B-29s mine Shimonoseki Strait and the waters at Niigata

June 23, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 221: In Japan, during the night of 23/24 Jun, 26 B-29s mine the harbors of Fukuoka, Karatsu, Sakai, and Niigata

June 27, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 233: During the night of 27/28 Jun B-29s mine the harbor at Niigata.

July 9, 1945
(20th AF) During the night of 9/10 Jul, 1 mining, 1 bombing and 4 incendiary missions are flown against Japan; 3 B-29s are lost: Mission 256: 29 B-29s mine Shimonoseki Strait and the waters at Niigata

July 15, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 269: 26 B-29s mine waters off Niigata

July 19, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 276: 27 B-29s lay mines off Niigata. Lost is B-29 "Sharon Linn" 44-70116

July 27, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 296: During the night of 27/28 Jul, 24 B-29s drop mines in Shimonoseki Strait, at Fukuoka, Niigata.


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